Asante Kotoko is the only Ghanaian side ranked in the top 50 clubs in Africa ahead of their 2020-2021 CAF Champions League campaign.
North African giants remain firmly and literally at the pinnacle of the continent as this season’s CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup finals approach.
According to FootballDataBase’s quarterly ranking report, record seven-time champions Al Ahly top the standings ahead of fellow Egyptian rivals Esperance.
Five-time champions league and two-time Confederation Cup Congolese winners, TP Mazembe, proudly hold a third-post rating, while 2016 champions Sundowns sit sixth.
With the exception of Congo’s AS Vita and the above two, the top 10 features seven clubs from North Africa.
Asante Kotoko is the highest-ranked Ghanaian side, who are in 34th after climbing one place up following their impressive performances in the truncated Ghana premier league.
The Porcupines are followed by AshantiGold, ranked 52nd. Berekum Chelsea and Aduana Stars are in the 73rd and 76th positions respectively. Hearts of Oak climbed up six places to the 92nd position.
Top 50 standing:
Esperance de Tunis
Mamelodi Sundowns FC
Al Hilal Omdurman
Etoile du Sahel
1º de Agosto
RCA Raja Casablanca Athletic
Stade Malien Bamako
Atletico Petro Luanda
Recreativo do Libolo
Olympique de Bamako
AS Réal Bamako
UMS de Loum
Meanwhile, Al Ahly will face Zamalek in the 2020 CAFCL final on 28 November.